Talking Spa at SXSW in Austin, Texas

7 thoughts on “Talking Spa at SXSW in Austin, Texas

  1. Susie Ellis

    Hi Elaine,
    That video touches me too – every time I see it. Thanks for letting me know it moved you as well.

  2. Cassandra Cavanah

    Really inspirational. As you say, we all know what we should do but sometimes it takes a bit of magic to get us there. x

  3. Kathrine

    excellent blog and such a delight to see my name in there. Ha.
    I hope a lot of people watch that video–it’s so memorable.
    Kathrine (Susie’s sister)

  4. Sarah Brightwood

    Hi Susie,
    I’ve just read your blog and watched “Never Give Up.” It moved me to tears and your talk was wonderful. Thank you for honoring all the intangible ways that we transform lives, the power and the beauty of it.
    with love,

  5. Susie Ellis Post author

    Dear Susie,

    Thank you so much for sharing this email. This is a wonderful enlightening recognition of the truth I have intuited for 15 years now regarding my holistic life coaching business. My Mum would always say I was well beyond the curve, beyond my time, regarding what I know and how I live. That I would never follow the crowd even if it meant less clientele, money, fame or the like, because I favored true authentic connection from my heart and that made my work special. That it wasn’t just the client or yoga student’s life I was changing but the ripple effect of everyone their life touched, that made it a very real, rich and rewarding gift to work with me.

    I smile at times remembering these precious words, continuing to connect through emotion and create a visceral feeling with people when all around me was/is the buzz of “content”. Content rich, full of content, meat on the bones content, set yourself apart through content, content, content, content… It never resonated with me. And I have not ever wavered from connecting emotionally with people to create a meaningful experience for them whether one on one, in a class, giving an interactive presentation, seminar or workshop; or in my weekly newspaper column, “Nuggets for Life”.

    Thank you Susie for this exciting sharing. I’d love to read all the panel notes if possible because this intrigues me.

    Warmth, Peace and Light,


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